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2 Things Every Actor Should Do This Summer (And Why It Will Help Your Career)

Remember when you were a kid + you got so excited about the smallest of things?

Riding your bike around the neighborhood.
Eating popsicles on the front porch.
Going to the beach.

Remember how you were so engaged with what you were doing that the time just seemed to fly by while you were laughing + playing?

Watching my kids run + skip down the path to the beach this week reminded me that there are…

2 things every actor should do this summer:

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Relax more. Play more. Start keeping the faith that you are on the right path. (more…)

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What To Do If You Have The Post-Oscar Blues

If you watched the Oscars last night, and it left you feeling inspired + hopeful for the possibilities ahead for you – awesome.

But if you turned off the TV + went to bed wondering…

  • Will it ever happen for me?
  • What do I do to get to where I want to go?
  • How will I ever achieve my biggest dreams?

Here’s what you need to know…

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Yep, the only way to get to where you want to go (no matter where that is) is to first make peace with where you are.

So, if you woke up today feeling blue about your career, guess what? (more…)

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How To Be More Productive, Creative + Stress Free

I used to think I didn’t have time for slowing down.  As an ambitious, type-A doer, deep breathing always sounded like something you do on a weekend yoga retreat in the woods.

I had places to be, things to do and dreams to create.  And apparently, I needed to hurry to get there.

Sound familiar?

If you feel that slowing down to take a few deep breaths is going to “slow down your progress,” you’re mistaken.

Calming your mind, body and soul through breathing deeply will actually help make you more productive, creative and stress free.

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It’s been proven that short periods of meditation, using breathing as a focus, can alter the body’s stress response.

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How To Turn Worry + Fear Into A State Of Calm

Whether you are feeling frustrated with your acting career, or the current political climate (or both), keep in mind, that often, the deepest upsets + challenges arrive just before a HUGE transformation.

One of the most helpful ways to move through all the uncertainty, is by realigning with love.

And the most simple + practical, yet highly underused method to reconnect, is right within your own body…the breath.

We often run through life unaware of the capacity that breathing deeply has to alter our state of mind, our health + our joy-factor.

In under 5 minutes, it can turn your awareness from worry, doubt and anxiety to a state of love, surrender + trust.

And guess what?  In doing so, you will be contributing to peace in the world.

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It has been scientifically proven that deep (more…)

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Why Being Cranky Works Against You (And How To Turn It Around.)

None of us are immune to feeling cranky. It happens.

We all have bad days, maybe even a few frustrating months, or for some Americans, an election that didn’t turn out the way they wanted.

I’m all for feeling your feelings, acknowledging your pain and your hurt. That is part of being human,

But at some point, whether it’s in regard to your acting career, your personal life or another’s political view, you have to find a way to shift from focusing from being critical to being compassionate (towards yourself + others). That’s when things begin to shift.

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I’m going to leave the political debate for those on Facebook (P.S. it’s OK to take a break from that too)

And stick with inspiring and uplifting you, which is always my weekly intention.

But, it’s not that I am immune to crankiness. (more…)

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Why You Must Find Time To Take A Break

I just got back from a great vacation in Puerto Vallarta with my family.  Yes, in the middle of October! Between the water slides, the surf break right out front and the chocolate fondue fountain at dinner, everyone in the family had a blast. (Oh yeah, and catamaran rides were included!)

I remember years ago, in my single days, I was so focused on pursuing my career, that not only did I rarely take a vacation, I barely took a day off!

What I know now is that we all need a break. Not only is it good for your body, it refreshes your mind, your soul and your perspective.

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How To Create Total Fulfillment…Right Now

What would create total fulfillment for you?

You may answer this questions with a long list of things you’d like to accomplish, experiences you’d like to have or the kinds of roles you’d like to play.

But what if there’s a way to create total fulfillment…right now?

There is. (And you might be surprised that it has nothing to do with accomplishing more.)

This week, what would happen if every time you had a free minute instead of reaching for your phone, you paused…and made a more conscious choice.

So instead of scrolling through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat, (occupying your mind with distraction, comparison or the endless search for how to improve yourself), you simply stopped.

And instead, you took a deep breath + recited this mantra….

Nothing is broken. Nothing is missing. Nothing is lacking.
I am whole + complete exactly as I am right now in this very moment.

That’s it.

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9 Loving Thoughts Every Actor Should Be Thinking Post Emmys

Did you watch the Emmys last night?  Did it inspire you or leave you feeling dejected?  Well, today is a new day + I have 2 important questions for you…

1) Who won Best Supporting Actress In A Drama Series?  Yeah, I just turned it off, and I’d have to Google it to be sure.

2) When’s the last time you thought a loving thought about yourself?

Last time you booked a job?  When you had a great audition?  After positive feedback at a callback?

I’m hoping, it was seconds ago.

If the Emmys had you comparing + despairing, then you can use these 9 thoughts as a beginner’s guide to loving yourself while pursuing your acting career.  (Instead of waiting for the next booking (or an Emmy nomination) to do so.)

When you begin to flow loving thoughts your way every day, often they open up a waterfall of emotions that have been pushed down or locked away.

See what happens when you allow these 9 loving thoughts to touch your heart.

Whichever one resonates with you the most, is probably the one you most needed to hear (or tell yourself).

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Repeat them out loud to yourself + see what happens.
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